Popcorn Balls from Karo®


Old-fashioned popcorn balls!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
12 popcorn balls


  • 12 cups popped popcorn

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup Karo® Light or Dark Corn Syrup

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. Spray large roasting pan with cooking spray; add popcorn and place in 300F oven until warm. (Popcorn can also be warmed in a large microwave safe bowl for 1 to 2 minutes on HIGH (100%) power.)

  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat. Continue stirring and boil 2 minutes.

  3. Remove syrup mixture from heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour syrup mixture over warm popcorn stirring to coat well. Cover hands with two plastic bags, spray bags lightly with cooking spray. Working quickly shape twelve 3-inch popcorn balls.

  4. Cool completely. Wrap individually in plastic wrap.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
7g Fat
30g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 26mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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